Yeeaahh WriterMum what a wonderful story. And you are so right, my husband and I got together in the worst years of my disease and he is an utter angel and true blessing.
As for the Pred, I consider it a necessary evil. Hate the side effects, but it does help to get me feeling better quickly. Champagne in the future don't let the doc put you on such a high dose. My personal opinion/experience is that 40 mg is a good starting point. I personally will not allow my GI to put me on more than 30 mg max to start. With 30 mg I don't get AS many side effects that I do on higher dosages and it still helps to quiet my flare down. But thats what I have learned in my many years of having this darn disease. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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